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Universal Revives LA Riots Feature Project With Justin Lin ('Fast Five') Directing

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 7, 2012 10:34 AM
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Justin Lin is an interesting, and certainly unexpected choice for direct a film based on the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of four LAPD officers charged with beating the late Rodney King.
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'Do The Right Thing' On Broadway? Spike Lee Is Considering It

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2012 4:53 PM
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Potentially energized during his stint as director of Mike Tyson's one-man show, Undisputed Truth (currently running on Broadway), Spike Lee is considering bringing his seminal 1989 film Do The Right Thing to Broadway as well, telling the Good Morning America this morning...
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Spike Lee To Be Awarded Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory To The Filmmaker Award At Venice Film Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 3, 2012 9:44 AM
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With his Michael Jackson documentary (titled Bad 25) scheduled to make its world premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, comes news that Spike Lee will be awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the festival.
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Exclusive Brooklyn Theatrical Engagement Of 'Red Hook Summer' w/ Spike Lee In Person!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 5:47 PM
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I've seen it twice already - the original cut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and again about a week ago, at a press screening here in NYC.
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Spike Lee-Directed Mike Tyson 1-Man Show Opens On Broadway Today For 2-Week Run

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2012 11:57 AM
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Mike Tyson's Las Vegas one-man show, The Undisputed Truth, opens on Broadway today, under Spike Lee's direction... in case you haven't heard.

Watch Spike Lee Resurrect Mookie In New Clip From 'Red Hook Summer'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 1:05 PM
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Earlier this week, I attended a press screening of the recut version of Spike Lee's much-discussed and debated Red Hook Summer; and even though I saw it at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and reviewed it soon after, I plan to write a new review of the film, based on the new edit I saw this week. 

Watch: Mike Tyson & Spike Lee in Rehearsal for 'Undisputed Truth'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 26, 2012 2:15 PM
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Mike Tyson's Las Vegas one-man show, The Undisputed Truth, is heading to Broadway under Spike Lee's direction... in case you haven't heard.

Spike Lee's Michael Jackson 'Bad' Documentary To World Premiere At Venice Film Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 26, 2012 10:44 AM
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On the heels of the Toronto International Film Festival's unveiling of part of its 2012 lineup, the Venice Film Festival has done the same this morning; and as we always do when festival lineups are revealed, we scrub each list to see if there are any films worthy of an S&A mention.
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Sharlto Copley Says Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake Will Be Just As 'Dark, Gritty' & True To Original

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 7:29 PM
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"They've been very true to the spirit of it. It's dark, it's gritty. They're not sort of softening it, which to me was important. And I'm very excited about that movie. I'm very excited about working with Spike and with Josh... I think it's going to be a film that is really worth redoing and make that idea that is such an unbelievable story accessible to maybe more people than it was originally."
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Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' MPAA Rating: R or NC17?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2012 1:50 PM
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Reading THIS piece on the Los Angeles Times' website to learn that Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer, will be given an R rating by the MPAA - at least, that's what the LA Times says/.